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pea sized, maybe slightly larger) painless bump on my

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I have discovered a small (about pea sized, maybe slightly larger) painless bump on my anus, which seems to be the same color as the surrounding skin, perhaps slightly larger. It seems to have come from no where a couple of days ago. Should I be concerned? I thought it might be hemroids, but I always thought those were supposed to be very painful.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 8 years ago.


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Considering the symptoms, this can be due to possibility of a thrombosed vein (piles)

This can cause painless lump in anal region

It should be examined by doctor.

You may avoid straining at stool and take a stool softener .

Ideally, you should not ignore and consult doctor, for rectal examination.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I will definitley a doctor soon, but just for ease of mind, this probably is not something terrible then? I know there's no way to say for sure over the internet, but my mind instantly thought lump = cancer and I was really freaking out.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 8 years ago.

No, this doesnot looks to be cancer. To make a diagnose, you should visit doctor .

Proper management will be advised. This does not seems to be occurring due to serious disease.

I wish for your good health.


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